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shadenoun

 us   /ʃeɪd/

shade noun (DARKNESS)

[C/U] darkness and ​coolertemperatures caused by something ​blocking the ​directlight from the ​sun: [U] The ​truck was ​parked in the shade. [C/U] A shade is a ​covering that is put over a ​light to make it less ​bright: [C] The ​lamps had ​matching shades. [C/U] A shade is also a ​cover, usually ​attached at the ​top of a ​window, that can be ​pulled over a ​window to ​block the ​light or to ​keeppeople from ​looking in.

shade noun (DEGREE)

art [C] a ​degree of ​darkness of a ​color: He painted the ​room a ​beautiful shade of ​red. [C] A shade can also ​mean one ​type among several: Simple yes-or-no ​questions can’t ​reveal all shades of ​opinion.
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shadeverb

 us   /ʃeɪd/

shade verb (DARKEN)

[T] to make ​part of something ​slightlydarker: Students shade the ovals on ​multiple-choicetests.

shade verb (CHANGE BY DEGREES)

[I/T] to ​graduallychange something, or to ​graduallychange from one thing to another: [I] The ​sky shaded from ​pink into ​red.

shade verb (BLOCK LIGHT)

[T] to ​preventdirectlight from ​shining on something: She shaded her ​eyes with her ​hand. The ​backyard is shaded by ​talloaks.
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shadenoun

uk   us   /ʃeɪd/

shade noun (SLIGHT DARKNESS)

B1 [U] slightdarknesscaused by something ​blocking the ​directlight from the ​sun: The ​sun was ​hot, and there were no ​trees to ​offer us shade. The ​childrenplayed in/under the shade of a ​largebeachumbrella.
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C2 [C] a ​covering that is put over an ​electriclight in ​order to make it less ​bright: The ​lamps all had ​matchingpurple shades. [U] specialized (also shading) art the ​parts of a ​picture or ​painting that the ​artist has made ​slightlydarker than the other ​parts: A good ​artist can ​produce a very ​realisticeffect using only light and shade.shades [plural] informal →  sunglasses : She was ​wearing a ​blackleatherjacket and shades. [C] US (UK blind) a ​piece of ​materialfixed onto a ​wooden or ​metalroller that can be ​pulled down to ​cover a ​window
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shade noun (DEGREE)

B2 [C] a ​type or ​degree of a ​colour: Their ​kitchen is ​painted an ​unusual shade ofyellow/an ​unusualyellow shade. This ​haircolouring comes in several shades. The ​room has been ​decorated in pastel shades (= ​soft and ​lightcolours)throughout. [C] something that is ​slightly different from other, ​similar things: They are ​hoping to ​satisfy all shades ofpublic opinion. There are several shades of ​meaning in that ​sentence.a shade C1 slightly: Don't you ​think those ​trousers are a shade too ​tight? The ​journey took us a shade over/under three ​hours. Our new ​carcost us a shade more/less than we were ​expecting it to.shades of sth/sb informal said to ​mean that something or someone makes you ​remember something or someone ​similar: In his ​speech he said - shades of Martin Luther King Jr. - that he had a ​dream.

shadeverb

uk   us   /ʃeɪd/

shade verb (STOP LIGHT)

[T] to ​preventdirectlight from ​shining on something: I shaded my eyes from the ​glare of the ​sun. The ​broadavenues are shaded by ​splendidtrees.

shade verb (CHANGE)

[I usually + adv/prep] to ​graduallychange or ​become: At ​sunset, the ​sky shaded frompink intodarkred. Their ​views shade into the ​policies of the ​extremeleft of the ​party.
shaded
adjective uk   us   /ˈʃeɪ.dɪd/
Nothing will ​grow in the shaded ​part of the ​garden. The shaded ​areas of the ​plans show where the ​houses will be ​built.
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(Definition of shade from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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